Joyce Banda Returns From Self-Imposed Exile

Malawi’s former president who is also the  founder of the opposition People’s Party(PP) Joyce Banda will arrive home this week after four years of self-imposed exile. Banda’s mouth-piece Andekuche David Chanthunya confirmed the development in a statement issued on Monday 23rd April, 2018. He said Banda will arrive in Malawi on Saturday, 28th of April through Chileka International Airport in Blantyre. Last year police issued an arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which…

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ACB Returns MK29 Million to Chaponda

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday returned K 29 million to former Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and Food Security Dr George Chaponda, saying it is not connected to the maize gate case he is currently answering in court. ACB Director Reyneck Matemba justified the bureau’s decision saying money which was in local currency was not connected to the case. “Yes, it is true that we have surrendered the cash amounting to K 29 million because we believe that it…

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ACB Calls For Unity Of Purpose to Curb Corruption

The Ant-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has stressed on the need for all stakeholders to work together in ending corruption and improving the perception that people have towards Malawi on corruption. ACB’s Senior Public Relations Officer Egritta Ndala made these remarks in reaction to the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2017 which was released by Transparency International (TI) on 21 February 2018. The latest CPI shows that Malawi has maintained its score of 31 out of 100 (where zero is worse…

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Malawi Ex-President Muluzi’s Corruption Case to Continue

The High Court in Blantyre on Wednesday  made a landmark ruling that Malawi’s former president Dr Bakili Muluzi has no right to remain silent in the corruption cases where he is being accused of stealing MK1.7 billion. The ruling consequently makes Muluzi liable to answer all fifteen charges leveled against him. A panel of three judges, Justice Dingiswayo Madise, Justice Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga and Judge Jack Nriva sitting in for Judge Sylvester Kalembera found that it was proper that…

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Malawi to Host Conference for Ombudsman Institutions in Africa

Malawi will host the first ever training conference for Ombudsman institutions in Africa from the 5th to 9th February, 2018 which is aimed at strengthening the institutions in the promotion of transparency, ethics and accountability. The country’s Ombudsman, Martha Chizuma said this Thursday in Lilongwe during a media briefing her institution organised at the Central Office of Information to brief journalists on the same. According to the Ombudsman, the training follows a European Union (EU)’s decision in April, 2017…

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Stop Politicizing Corruption- Mutharika

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has asked the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and unpatriotic Malawians to ‘Stop’ politicizing corruption. The Malawi leader Mutharika was speaking at Providence Industrial Mission (P.I.M) in Chiradzulu district during the commemoration of Reverend John Chilembwe who died fighting for freedom. President Mutharika said, “There is corruption in the private sector, in the judiciary, in the media and in the faith community. However, one man cannot fight corruption alone. We need to fight together….

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Minister Nankhumwa Cleared on Corruption Charges

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has cleared Minister of Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa of suspected corruption and fraud Some organizations and individuals reported Nankhumwa, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Mulanje Central Constituency, to the graft-busting body in January last year. The lawmaker, a former broadcaster, raised eyebrows when he donated an ambulance, 300 bicycles and motorcycles to his constituents valued at over K20million. Confirming the development, spokesperson for the ACB Egritta Ndala said yesterday the bureau will…

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ACB Nets Former Army Colonel

Malawi’s Anti-graft busting institution, the Anti-Corruption Bureau lately netted former Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) Colonel Nelson Kauwa in connection with the Cashgate scandal, it has been learnt. According to ACB Senior Public Relations Officer (PRO) Egrita Ndala, the bureau arrested Kauwa after it received a complaint in September that his company Thuso Investments Group was linked to a number of companies that made dubious contracts with the MDF where it is alleged that payments were made without supplying any…

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Cashgate: ACB arrests former Accountant General

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested David Kandoje the then Accountant General for being suspected of authorizing payment of two cheques amounting to MK 500 million payable to Staddal Building Contractors without appropriate supporting documents. According to the press statement made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana), the Anti-Corruption Bureau on 12th September, 2013 received a complaint alleging that Government officers at Capital Hill in Lilongwe  were making illegal entries in the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS). Reads…

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